Houston’s Weekend Happenings May 3rd, 4th, 5th




April 9th – May 7th





Houston Food Bank Drive


WHERE:  Heights Office, 1505 Heights Blvd. , Houston, TX 7700

DETAILS: Join Coldwell Banker® in supporting and making a real difference in our local community. Bring canned goods and other groceries (see list, below) to one of the following office locations through May 7. The donations are being collected on behalf of the Houston Food Bank to help them provide nutritious meals to those in need.

More than one million people within the Houston Food Bank’s service area are food insecure. Thank you for furthering the organization’s efforts to keep our neighbors healthy and hunger-free!

The Houston Food Bank’s Nutrition Services Department has used the MyPlate nutrition guide to select these nutritious, nonperishable foods:

Canned green vegetables (green beans, spinach, collard greens), no salt added

Canned tomatoes, no salt added

Canned beans, no salt added

Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, sardines

Canned fruits in water or juice

Whole grain pasta, quinoa, brown rice

Salt-free seasonings

*For the safety of those they serve, the Houston Food Bank is unable to accept open packages, homemade food items, perishable foods, baby food and items with “expired” dates.

INFO:  DROP-OFF LOCATIONS (Offices open 9 am-5 pm.) I will pick up your donation if needed. Just email me or call.


  May 3rd, 4th, 5th




DASH Spring Market

WHEN: Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$25

DETAILS:  Attendees of the DASH Spring Market will have the opportunity to shop over 80 unique dealers brought together by the DASH founders who travel all over the country, including stops at the Las Vegas and Dallas home markets, to source the latest and greatest home décor, furniture, gifts, fashion and more. The weekend kicks off on Thursday night with the First DASH Preview Party giving shoppers a “first look” at unique décor, gifts, and design trends. Party-goers will enjoy live music, an open bar, light bites from neighborhood favorites, Island Grill and Relish Restaurant & Bar, and a silent auction benefiting Dwell with Dignity. On Sunday, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a shopping fiesta. Think roaming bar cart and special activities and entertainment throughout the day.

INFO: http://www.dashhouston.com/


  May 3rd, 4th, 5th




65th Annual League City Music Fest & BBQ Cook-Off

WHEN:  Friday 3:00pm, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Walter Hall Park, 807 Hwy. 3 N., League City, TX 77573, Get Directions >

COST:  $15-$25

DETAILS:  The 65th Annual League City Music Fest & BBQ Cook-Off will feature Jerrod Niemann along with performances by Doug Supernaw, Nick & The Groove, Bag of Donuts, Southern Sharks Band, Below Skies, School of Rock, and Ojos Rojos.

INFO: http://lcmusicfest.com/entertainers/



May 3rd, 4th, 5th





Houston Polish Festival

WHEN:  Friday 4:00pm, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Our Lady of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, 1731 Blalock Rd., Houston, TX 77080, Get Directions >

COST: $5; adults 65+ and children 12 and under are free

DETAILS:  The Houston Polish Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the state of Texas. It is a cultural extravaganza filled with all things Polish, with plenty of pierogi, golabki, and kielbasa. Attendees can also watch traditional dances, listen to live music, taste some freshly made desserts, and immerse in Polish culture.

INFO: https://www.houstonpolishfestival.com/



May 3rd, 4th, 5th





Arts For Rural Texas presents ArtWalk & Arts Festival

WHEN:  Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  Arts For Rural Texas, 114 N. Live Oak St., Houston, TX 78940, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$35; free for kids under 12

DETAILS:  Arts For Rural Texas presents ArtWalk & Arts Festival, featuring two juried shows that will include over 100 artists displaying their creativity through a wide range of mediums.

INFO: http://artsforruraltexas.org/



May 3rd, 4th, 5th





The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents 14th Annual Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

WHEN:  Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am, Sunday 1:00pm

WHERE:  Museum of Fine Arts, Housto, 1001 Bissonnet St. , Houston, TX 77005, Get Directions >

COST:  $8-$10; students with ID receive complimentary admission to films screening on Sunday, May 5

DETAILS:  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents the 14th annual Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America, screening films that reflect the region’s vibrant and acclaimed cinema landscape. This year’s robust lineup features the latest releases from Latin America’s talented filmmakers, including Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Museo, Cristina Gallego’s and Ciro Guerra’s Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano), and Alfonso Cuarón’s Academy Award-winning Roma, among others. In addition to screenings, audience members can interact with attending filmmakers during post-film discussions.

INFO: 713-639-7300, https://www.mfah.org/films/latinwave/


  May 3rd



Cindy Lisica Gallery presents Diane Burko: “Endangered” opening reception

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Cindy Lisica Gallery, 4411 Montrose Blvd. #, Houston, TX, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Cindy Lisica Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Diane Burko’s newest work. Her latest ongoing series has taken her from glaciers to coral reefs, as she draws critical attention to inspiring monumental geological phenomena and environmental concerns through the stunning visual interpretations in her artwork. Her paintings, photography and mixed media reflect an incredibly impressive career and expeditions around the world, using new materials and technology. The “Endangered” exhibition includes lenticular wall pieces that combine her painted images with photography and LED light to create an interactive presentation. Her skilled painting process moves from masterful brushwork to manipulating the viscosity of her paints, and she uses an air compressor to direct the composition and surface textures of the spectacular canvases. Her photography is equally as compelling with its dazzling compositions and rare glimpses of a changing planet. With her profound relationship with science, nature and aesthetics, Burko’s artwork is fascinating and exceptionally moving. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until June 8.

INFO: http://www.cindylisicagallery.com/


  May 3rd




War’Hous presents May the 4th Art Festival

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Grove Street Warehouse, 215 Grove St., Houston, TX 77020, Get Directions >

COST:  $10; free for kids 12 and under

DETAILS:  War’hous will present the 8th annual May the 4th Art Festival, featuring over 100 participating artists and artisan vendors. There will be live DJ sets, food trucks, cosplays, and more.

INFO: 832-768-9515, http://www.warhous.com/



May 3rd





The Italian Cultural & Community Center presents Come Wine with Us: An Italian Affair

WHEN:  Friday 7:00pm

WHERE:  The Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  $60-$65

DETAILS: The Italian Cultural & Community Center will host a wine tasting as part of its wine tasting series, Come Wine with Us. This guided wine tasting will offer multiple wines from various regions of Italy paired with bites from Mia Bella Trattoria. The tasting will be led by Jon Muellner from Dionysus Imports.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind tasting experience through the exploration of the cultural, environmental, historical and social context of these regional wines, paired with bites carefully selected to create a unique flavor.

INFO: http://www.iccchouston.com/



May 3rd




Russian Cultural Center Our Texas presents “Big City” opening reception

WHEN: Friday 7:30pm

WHERE:  Russian Cultural Center, 2337 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  “Big City” is an exhibition of city landscapes by Houston artists Olga Porter and Maksim Koloskov.

Porter presents her oil paintings of the different cities. Cityscape has always been a favorite theme of Olga’s art. Every place that inspires her to paint has a special energy. And sometimes the atmosphere is more important than the objects.

Koloskov works in architecture firm. His passion is architectural illustration. He likes to works with watercolor, ink, markers and mixed media. At the exhibition Maksim shows his artistic vision of Houston in watercolor.

All artworks are available for sale. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 5.

INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1169411433237547/



May 3rd, 4th, 5th





Inspiration Stage presents Disney’s Jungle Book Kids

WHEN:  Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 3:30pm and 7:30pm, Sunday 3:30pm

WHERE:  Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Dr., Sugar Land, TX 7749, Get Directions >

COST:  $12-$25

DETAILS:  The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book Kidsfeatures a host of colorful characters and songs from the movie.

INFO: http://inspirationstage.com/



May 4th




MD Anderson Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program presents Sprint for Life 5K Run/Walk

WHEN:  Saturday 7:30am

WHERE: M.D. Anderson Mays Clinic, 1155 Pressler St., Houston, TX 77005, Get Directions >

COST:  $25-$28

DETAILS:  The Sprint for Life 5K Run / Walk is a fundraiser for the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The mission is to raise funds for research and increase awareness about ovarian cancer. Survivors, families and friends, businesses and MD Anderson employees come together to support this cause.

This event will have a family-friendly area that will feature fun activities and booths for the entire family. While there, people can learn more about how they can help support the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program.

INFO: https://www.mdanderson.org/donors-volunteers/other-ways-to-help/attend-events/sprint-for-life.html


  May 4th





Evelyn’s Park Conservancy presents Cars in the Park

WHEN:  Saturday 8:30am

WHERE: Evelyn’s Park Conservancy Event Center, 4480 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, TX 77401, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Cars in the Park is a monthly event that will feature classic cars, trucks, and exotic cars.

INFO: https://www.evelynspark.org/



May 4th





17th Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 8:30am

WHERE:  Allen’s Landing, 1001 Commerce St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Buffalo Bayou will be overflowing with people and Asian-themed Dragon boats at the 17th Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival. Corporate and community teams will paddle their way through the waters of downtown Houston while visitors and spectators will enjoy stage-based festivities celebrating Asian and Asian-American culture at Allen’s Landing.

INFO: 713-205-7373, http://www.texasdragonboat.com/



May 4th




UTHealth Stomp Out Stroke Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  At UTHealth Stomp Out Stroke Festival, visitors can learn lifesaving information about stroke and brain health, enjoy fitness and nutrition demonstrations, free health screenings and review results with physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers. They can learn about stroke, stroke symptoms, stroke in women, stroke prevention, treatment & recovery, migraines, brain imaging, concussions, brain on drugs, healthy brain aging, and more. Visitors can drop by the AmeriBrain® & AmeriHeart® inflatable exhibits and meet special guest, José Griñan, FOX 26 anchor. There will be family fun with face painting, balloon art, bubble fun, robotics, Latin fitness, giveaways, door prizes and music by DJ PANCAKE. Stage performances will feature Ballet Folklorico Azteca de Houston, Hula dancing by Malias Hula Hut, Collective Sound Cloggers, Dance of Asian America, D3Elite Dance Team and live ice sculpting by Reverend Butter.

INFO: 713-400-7336, https://www.strokefestival.org/



May 4th, 5th




24th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 8:00am

WHERE:  Lakewood Yacht Club, 2425 E. NASA Pkwy., Seabrook, TX 77586, Get Directions >

COST:  $30-$40; kids 10 and under are free

DETAILS:  Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance is a weekend-long, nationally acclaimed classic car and vintage wooden boat show. Keels & Wheels welcomes approximately 200 cars and 100 boats, and has raised more than $1.7 million for local charities, while drawing thousands of participants and spectators from all over the U.S. and Europe. The Concours will celebrate 100 years of Bentley, and feature the automobile Marques of Lamborghini, and Shelby and honoring all Classic and Vintage Wooden Boats.

Proceeds from the 2019 event will again benefit Today’s Harbor for Children, whose mission is to provide a home and safe environment for abandoned and abused children and healthy, comprehensive care for children and families in crisis.

INFO: https://www.keels-wheels.com/



May 4th





Sugar Land Town Square presents 15th Annual Spring Corvette Car Show

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Dr., Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: The Corvette Owners Club of Houston presents the 15th Annual Spring Charity Corvette Car Show. Guests will enjoy more than 100 corvettes, plus the chance to vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award. All proceeds will benefit local charities.

INFO: http://sugarlandtownsquare.com/



May 4th






George Ranch Historical Park presents Homesteading – Past & Present

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  George Ranch Historic Park, 10215 FM 762 Rd., Richmond , TX 77469, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$15; free for age 3 and under and FBHA members

DETAILS: At this event, visitors can learn how the techniques and traditions of the past can be used in today’s popular homesteading trend.

INFO: http://georgeranch.org/



May 4th, 5th





Lucky Land Martial Arts Festival

WHEN: Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Lucky Land, 8625 Airline Dr., Houston, TX 77037, Get Directions >

COST:  $5-$10

DETAILS:  Fans of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, and other martial arts masters will enjoy the Lucky Land Martial Arts Festival, an event that will feature multiple live-action martial arts demonstrations.

INFO: http://www.facebook.com/luckylandhouston



May 4th





Market Street Spring Fine Arts Show

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE: Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Professional and amateur artists will display paintings, photography, metal-works, sculptures, pottery and more at Market Street’s outdoor Spring Fine Arts Show

In the event of rain, the show will be moved to Saturday, May 11.

INFO: http://www.marketstreet-thewoodlands.com/



May 4th





Heartmade Art Market

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE: Main Street Square, 1000 Main St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Houston Downtown Management District partners with Tracy Carlson Photography and Crush Design Co. to present the sixth semi-annual Heartmade Art Market at Main Street Square in the heart of Downtown Houston. The event benefits Artists for Artists, a Houston-based organization that offers assistance to local artists experiencing career-threatening emergencies. The outdoor urban market features the work of over 75 Texas artists, crafters and creatives, plus music from DJ Dayta; an activity zone from Code Park Houston; food truck fare from The Waffle Bus, Happy Endings, and Smoosh; free cotton candy from Lush Puff; lawn games; a beer and wine garden; interactive elements; and more.

INFO: http://www.heartmadehouston.org/



May 4th, 5th 





The Texas Booksellers Association presents Houston Book Show

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  $8

DETAILS:  The Texas Booksellers Association and The Printing Museum present the 2019 Houston Book Show. This event will feature rare, antiquarian and collectible books, ephemera, prints, photographs, postcards, and maps, art & architecture, travel & exploration, cookbooks, Western Americana, Texana, county histories, sports, pulp, mystery, autographs, post cards, photographs, and prints & maps.

Proceeds will benefit The Printing Museum.

INFO: https://www.texasbooksellers.org/event-3246543



May 4th





Generation Park Block Party

WHEN:  Saturday 3:00pm

WHERE:  Generation Park, 250 Assay St., Houston, TX 77044, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The second annual Generation Park Block Party will be a day filled with live music, food and drinks, and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. There will also be a fireworks show to end the night.

INFO: http://generationpark.com/event/generation-park-block-party-redemption-square/



May 4th




Taste of Memorial City Food & Wine Festival

WHEN:  Saturday 4:00pm

WHERE:  The Lawn at Memorial City, 971 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  $35-$60

DETAILS:  The Taste of Memorial City Food & Wine Festival will celebrate the best of Memorial City’s culinary scene with 25+ restaurants, chefs, winemakers, and breweries presenting gourmet fare. The inaugural ticketed culinary festival will feature signature bites, wine, beer, and spirits, a culinary market, chef demonstrations and live music, situated at The Lawn greenspace and adjoining area next to Hotel ZaZa Memorial City. Guests opting for the VIP experience will receive advance entry, access to the VIP lounge, a special chef demonstration, and tasting sessions from winemakers and brew masters. Tickets include all food and beverages. A portion of all event ticket proceeds will benefit Memorial Assistance Ministries.

INFO: https://www.tasteofmemorialcity.com/



May 4th





Archway Gallery presents Cookie and Tom Wells: “Double Vision” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Archway Gallery, 2305-A Dunlavy St., Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Known for her paintings of the figure, Cookie Wells takes a departure into nature and organic abstraction in “Double Vision.” This direction started with her last show and the collaboration with Tom, her woodworking husband who will display recently created pieces of his stunning furniture. Cookie thinks some of her inspiration comes from the beautiful patterns in Tom’s veneer and the wonderful lines in his wood. During quiet walks along the oak tree-lined streets of their neighborhood, Cookie began observing the sculptural qualities of the large trees. She also views the figures in her paintings as sculptural shapes and integrates the figure with sculptural nature in some of the exhibition pieces. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until

May 30.

INFO: 713-522-2409, http://archwaygallery.com/



May 4th





Deborah Colton Gallery presents Grayson Chandler: “Cocoon” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Deborah Colton Gallery, 2445 North Blvd., Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Deborah Colton Gallery present “Cocoon,” featuring a new series of work by Houston artist Grayson Chandler. In his latest solo installment, Chandler explores concepts of metamorphosis, emergence, and notions of self, in relation to the human psyche. Drawing from aspects of these concepts, this body of work attempts to transcend a sense of duality – the perception of self and other as separate – instead instilling in viewers a state of awareness that begins and ends with the self.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until June 15.

INFO: 713-869-5151, http://www.deborahcoltongallery.com/International/exhibition/grayson-chandler-cocoon



May 4th





Houston Audubon presents Wild about Raptors

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE: Houston Audubon Raptor and Education Center, 3997 River Dr., Houston, TX 77017, Get Directions >

COST:  $6-$10

DETAILS: The Houston Audubon Raptor and Education Center will host an interactive program on raptors. Guests will meet some of the Houston Audubon education raptors and learn more about their natural history. This is a family–friendly program for all ages. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

INFO: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/calendar.html/event/2019/05/04/wild-about-raptors/242810



May 5th





I’ll Have What She’s Having presents Lucky Cat Brunch: Celebrating Mother’s Day by Choice

WHEN:  Sunday 10:30am

WHERE:  Ralph Smith Photography Studio, 5226 Elm St., Houston, TX 77081, Get Directions >

COST:  $75

DETAILS: I’ll Have What She’s Having will present Lucky Cat Brunch: Mother’s Day By ChoiceIHWSH is made up of some of Houston’s female culinary front runners and they are toasting mothers with a Dim sum style brunch featuring dishes and craft cocktails by up-and-coming female culinary and bar stars.

All proceeds will benefit IHWSH and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast helping to fund essential women’s health services.

INFO: https://www.illhavewhatsheshaving.org/upcomingevents



May 5th





Discovery Green presents Cinco de Mayo

WHEN:  Sunday 3:00pm

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Discovery Green with the Kinder HSPVA Mariachis, ballet folklorico by Nueva Luna and more performances. Bombón’s La Comadre (Mel Gomez) and DJ Gracie Chavez will emcee.

INFO: 713-400-7336, https://www.discoverygreen.com/



May 5th





Cinco de Mayo at Miller

WHEN:  Sunday 8:00pm

WHERE:  Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Guests can enjoy Mexican music and culture with Grammy® Award winning artist Lupillo Rivera at Miller’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

INFO: 281-373-3386, https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/cinco-de-mayo-at-miller/






Discovery Green:  www.discoverygreen.com ,

Miller Outdoor Theater:  www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

Houston Symphony:   http://www.houstonsymphony.org/ – (713) 224-7575

Houston Ballet: http://www.houstonballet.org/ – (713) 227-2787

Alley Theatre:   http://www.alleytheatre.org/uh – (713) 220-5700

TUTS (Theatre under the Stars):  http://www.tuts.com/default.aspx

SPA – Society for the Performing Arts Houston:  http://www.spahouston.org/home – (713) 227-4772

Classical Theatre Company:  http://www.classicaltheatre.org/ – (713) 963-9665

Stages Repertory Theatre:   http://stagestheatre.com/ – (713) 527-0123

MFAH – Museum of Fine Arts Houston:  http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions

Houston Children’s Museum:  http://www.cmhouston.org/ – (713) 522-1138

Official Visitor’s Site for Houston:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/

Culture Map Houston:  http://houston.culturemap.com/events/

Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion:  https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events – tel:281-363-3300




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